Internally Displaced Persons camped in Edo State have received relief materials and support from the Federal Government while a committee was constituted to distribute such materials to IDPs in Edo, Abuja and three other states.
Members of the committee, which was led by Azarema Abdul-Kadiri, had paid a visit to the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.
The Chief Press Secretary (Interim), Governor’s Office, John Mayaki, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, in which he said the committee would also be responsible for the distribution of relief materials in Adamawa, Bornu and Yobe states.
Abdul-Kadiri said the committee, which had commenced distribution of the materials to IDPs in Adamawa, Yobe, Bornu, and Abuja, was in Edo State for the third phase.
In addition, he disclosed that the relief materials to be distributed in Edo State include bags of rice, vegetable oil, clothes, shoes, cartons of spaghetti, and others.
Obaseki thanked the Federal Government for not neglecting the IDPs and conducting activities to reduce waste and alleviate the plights of the refugees at the IDP camps.
The governor also disclosed that blocks of classrooms had been built at Uhoghua community of Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state and promised to continue to improve the IDPs’ welfare.
Members of the strategic committee comprised officers and men of the NCS, Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, and representatives of News Agency of Nigeria and Nigeria Television Authority.
Meanwhile, the state’s First Lady, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, has called on women in the state to stand by the truth and exhibit a sincerity of purpose, while urging the International Federation of Women Lawyers not to relent in helping women and children fight for their rights.